1. State Sen. Eric Lesser rallies for high-speed rail study at Springfield's Union Station,...

    State Sen. Eric Lesser rallies for high-speed rail study at Springfield's Union Station,...

    State Sen. Eric Lesser brought a statewide "whistle stop" tour to a close with a rally at Union Station on Monday evening, drawing dozens of people who support linking Boston to Springfield with a high-speed rail line. The #Rally4Rail was the fifth and final stop on Lesser's day-long tour of communities that would be linked by the proposed rail system. Lesser, D-Longmeadow, started the day at Boston's South Station, took the commuter rail to Framingham, then drove his car to Worcester, Palmer and Springfield.

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    1. Let's be honest for a second. If your view of Massachusetts is from the platform of South Station, you have a very different perspective on how things are going in this state.
    2. How long will it take to get to Boston? How many stops will there be? Well, those are great questions. We need to know the answers. We can't know the answers until this study takes place.
    3. We will continue the forward momentum on this, no matter what.
    4. All those initiatives are at risk if we don't get the connectivity.
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